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in date 13/11/2014

Crystallization is the  lengthy natural process of formation of highly ordered structure of atoms that is today  currently utilized in technology by artificially precipitating solid crystals from a solution, melt or gases to realize crystal structure.  The growth of silicon Crystals  is perhaps the the most important technological topics  of the last decades—the "silicon era"  because It has been essential for the development of the electronic devices  and solar cells


in date 05/07/2013

The efficiency of a solar cells is limited by defects and impurities Twidely present in commercial solar cells. The primary goal of materials research in photovoltaics is overcoming these lifetime-limiting defects, which include in multicrystalline solar cells: Grain boundaries, dislocations, and transition metals.

in date 24/06/2013
Speakers: EL DAIF Ounsi

Crystalline silicon (c-Si) wafers  is continuing to dominate the field of photovoltaics (PV). The material processed in cells and assembled into modules is reaching its limits both in terms of cost and conversion efficiency concepts. New approaches need to be proposed

in date 26/03/2013

A lot of exciting ideas are followed by scientists and researchers all around the world on advanced photovoltaics searching for new solution in photoconversion, light trapping and novel collecting structures  the so called “field of dreams where the research concepts and technology require the PV researchers’s creativity,  patience and funding to prove or develop concepts”.

Focused ion beam (FIB), is a well established technique used particularly in the semiconductor industry, materials science and  biological field for specific analysis, deposition, and ablation of materials can   represent a very useful “ab inizio” technique to prove in very short time new  concepts on advanced photovoltaics  before making investment in their further development and searching for cost effective solution.